No sooner had we heard that ICE had undertaken enforcement operations in Nebraska and that the administration was proposing that immigrants should be welcomed only if they can carry their own financial weight, than the media unleashed a coordinated howl of protest that these players “want to make America white again.”
“Making America white again,” along with “racist” and “white nationalist” seem to be the catch-all phrases for columnists and advocacy organizations that don’t want any immigration to be regulated. This is a lie; transparent “fake news.” It’s wrong, it’s fraudulent and it’s transparent idiocy. Only people who need to believe this sort of doggerel should bother to read it. (I see it because in my profession I have to.) Credit Trump that he ignores it.
The obvious effort to stop debate at any cost, without regard to facts or reality, has made their voices marginal at best. (Who reads Esquire and Newsweek any more – like legacy ghost-ships of a by-gone era? Who really supports these outfits these days?) The notion that reducing immigration and enforcing established, governing law will “make America white again” is laughable, unsupported by any empirical data and entirely dishonest.
In fact, most of the criticism about the President’s immigration policies is dishonest – comprising little more than mindless smears and name-calling. That people are paid to write such drivel, and that it is produced on cue by a coordinated herd of lemmings unable to craft their own arguments or analysis is truly pathetic. It’s getting embarrassing.
Why don’t we just stipulate that leftist organizations like the Center for American Progress and the ACLU, along with their campaign organs masquerading as “news organizations” like the Washington Post, CNN and the New York Times, don’t really have any arguments to justify continued mass immigration or today’s lawless behavior on the border.
That the public has to endure this sort of nonsense from supposed professionals is remarkable. The collapse of credibility and moral authority is irreparable.